Benjamin Thorp



recent press:
Vice Creators, 2017
Interview by Beckett Mufson
Richmond Art Scene, GWAR's Virginia
April, 07 2017
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As an artist Thorp's work has been shown nationally and internationally including group shows at Diapson Gallery, New York (2010) and the Imaginarium Gallery, Lodz Poland (2011). As an Independent Curator he has developed exhibitions and projects with artists Arnold Kemp, Leslie Rogers, GWAR, and Clifford Owens among others. As a programmer he's engaged a long and diverse roster including Matmos, Olivia Neutron-John, Flamingo, Mary Lattimore, Daniel Bachman and Bonnie Jones. Thorp's work as a sound engineer and producer can be heard on albums with artists Stephen Vitiello (12k Records), Ian Svenonius (Dischord) and upcoming releases with Bobby Donne (Kranky) and Tashi Dorji (TBA). Multiple grants for Music Research from The Danish Ministry of Culture has funded his search for the avante sound and he's developed multiple projects funded by the N.E.A. and N.E.H.†

Benjamin lives and works in Richmond Virginia. He is a sound designer for Black Iris Music, a curator and is currently working on projects to place sound-sculptures throughout the world.